New Operational Policies
For those wishing to attend a lesson you must observe the following phase 2 rules and policies. Thank you.
- If you have any symptoms of cold or flu, including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, you must self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days – You are not permitted to attend and will be turned away from participating.
- If you live outside of our community, please consider staying in your own community until provincial authorities authorize inter-community travel.
- Riding in the rain is not good for your immunity and so any lessons booked will be postponed should it rain on the day. You will not be penalized for postponing due to rain.
- Waivers will not be signed in person and must be completed online before I can confirm your lesson.
- Medical forms must also be completed online prior to a lesson.
- Those at higher risk of experiencing severe illness should not take part in our lessons or rides.
- Clients must observe physical distancing rules of at least 6 feet when stationary. A greater distance will be observed when in motion on the trail.
- Despite the suggestion that groups of 6 are permissible, I have decided that all classes will be limited to 2 participants during Phase 2 of the ‘restart’.
- Clients must not physically contact other clients, no hugs, handshakes, or first bumps, unless you are family members.
- If there are 2 clients in a lesson, they will be separated by the instructor on the trail, with one client leading and one trailing.
- Spitting on the trail is not permitted. If you feel the need to clear your mouth, you must stop and go far off trail to do so.
- Clients must bring their own water and snacks from home as you will not be able to borrow from someone else. If you do not have your own water container for a ride, you will not be permitted to ride.
- Clients are not permitted to switch bikes with another client.
- Clients are not to touch another clients bike.
- Clients are required to make sure their bike is in excellent working order prior to attending a lesson.
- If your bike fails during a lesson, the guide will ask you to step back from your bike and will maintain your bike by following a strict sanitization process.
- The municipality of North Cowichan requires that you bring your own hand sanitizer and use as necessary.
- If during a ride clients refuse to maintain a physical distance, the lesson will be stopped.
- Participants will be required to conduct their own bike safety checks.
- Participants are encouraged to wash their bike and equipment (including gloves) after each ride. DO NOT use the public wash station.
- Risk management is very important to me and all lessons will be conducted on easy terrain during these times. You will, as always, never be asked to ride anything that is out of your skill level. We will be avoiding all high-risk situations.
You must Sign the Medical Form acknowledging that you have read these policies before taking part in a lesson.
If you have any concerns or requests please contact me.
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